Breeder / Buyer Agreement
This agreement is between Hansen Hounds and the original buyer and is not transferable.
ALL DOGS BRED AND SOLD BY HANSEN'S HOUNDS WILL BE HONESTLY REPRESENTED AND EVALUATED AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE AT TIME OF SALE. If there is something wrong with a puppy that we know of, we will not hide it. Our puppies are checked for hernias, tooth/jaw correctness, eye problems, joint problems, and other normal issues that can be observed in a small puppy around 6 to 7 weeks of age. Since our dogs have been selected not just for dispositions, but also for health, we do not expect to find health problems in the puppies. Should one occur, however, we will not hide it! As all breeds of dogs have health situations found within the breed, we know that from time to time we might have a problem found at the health check, and we will disclose that if it happens.
ALL DOGS bred and sold by Hansen's Hounds are under veterinary supervision. They first see the vet between 3 to 5 days of age. All puppies are again checked by a veterinarian between 6 and 8 weeks of age to ensure that they are sound and in apparently good health at that time. Puppies are given preventative medicines at prescribed intervals to treat and prevent issues such as worms, coccidiosis, skin/ear pests, giardia, etc. They also receive their first and, depending on what age they are when they leave, their second vaccination before leaving us.
Short-term health: Buyers have 72 hours from the time of purchase/exchange of hands to have the puppy inspected by a licensed veterinarian (at buyer's expense). If a puppy is determined to have an unacceptable health problem by the buyer's veterinarian in that time frame that will significantly affect its long-term quality of life (not including illnesses/conditions such as colds, viruses, retained testicles, mange, coccidiosis, worms, etc.), and which is confirmed by the seller's veterinarian, the buyer may return the puppy at the buyer's expense. In the event of a puppy death in this time, a veterinary report from the veterinarian treating/examining the puppy must be submitted to our veterinarian for inspection. A refund or a trade for a different puppy of the same gender and approximate price will be arranged.
No refunds/reimbursements for travel costs or health care costs are offered.
Long-term health: Our dogs are all healthy and as far as we know are free of genetic health problems. However, if a puppy develops a genetic health problem within two years of its birth that significantly and negatively affects its long-term quality of life, diagnosed by the buyer's licensed veterinarian and that is confirmed with the seller's veterinarian, we want to resolve the issue with you. If both veterinarians agree that the condition was genetic, significantly affects the dog’s life, and not influenced by environmental factors, we will replace your puppy. Buyer will pay for travel. Hansen Hounds will not be liable for health issues that result from obesity, mistreatment, injury, preventable illness, etc.
Our puppies are de-wormed several times and will have received vaccinations at six weeks and nine weeks of age while in our care, and it will be up to the new owner to continue its health program. Until this series of inoculations has been completed at about 16 weeks of age, the puppy should not be exposed to premises known to be or suspected of being contaminated, or to unhealthy animals. Ask your vet for the recommended health care regimen for your geographic location.
Any medicating or care of any kind that the buyer provides the puppy after it leaves us will be at the buyer's expense. Hansen's Hounds will not reimburse for medical care.
Socialization / Environmental: Buyer agrees to socialize their puppy. Puppies should be ‘safely’ exposed to 200 people, places, and things by the time they are 16 weeks old.
Spay and Neuter: Unless a puppy is going to an approved show home, our puppies are sold with limited registration. The buyer agrees to spay or neuter at the appropriate age. The buyer agrees that they will not use one of our puppies for any breeding purposes.
Unwanted Puppies: If you determine that you cannot keep your puppy, you agree to contact Hansen Hounds first. We will take the puppy back or try to help you find a new home for your puppy. We cannot guarantee that you will recoup all of your money, as the puppy's advancing age generally causes a reduction in the price people are willing to pay.
Refunds/exchanges are only given for puppies determined to have an unsoundness/unhealthiness that will significantly affect its quality of life that was not preventable and agreed upon by both buyer's and seller's veterinarians. Buyer will pay travel and veterinary costs. Injuries received or preventable issues occurring in puppies after leaving Hansen's Hounds do not apply to this guarantee.
Legal Notes: All puppies/dogs purchased from Hansen's Hounds will be considered sold in Taylor County, Iowa, regardless of the location of the buyer. Therefore, the transaction location is Taylor County, Iowa.
Under Iowa Law (and almost all states' laws), a domesticated animal professional is not liable for damages suffered by, an injury or illness to, or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of domesticated animal activities, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 673. You are assuming the inherent risks of participating in this domesticated animal activity when you interact with, buy or own any animal purchased in the state of Iowa.